Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was " Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.

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    Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
    Weep, and you weep alone,
    For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
    But has trouble enough of its own.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919)

    Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear,
    Your head like the golden-rod,
    And we will go sailing away from here
    To the beautiful land of Nod.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)

    It’s the set of the sails and not the gales,
    That bids them where to go.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919)

    It’s the set of the soul that decides the goal,
    And not the storms or the strife.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919)

    All love that has not friendship for its base,
    Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855–1919)